Five men appeared in court yesterday (Monday) accused of the theft of more than £16,000 from a Carnoustie cash machine.
Nanu Miah, 27, Robin Vaughan, 43, Anthony Conroy, 28, Andrew White, 26, and Carl Cavanagh, 32, were arrested following a dramatic swoop by armed police in the car park of a McDonalds restaurant in Arbroath on Friday.
They are accused of stealing an ATM from a Co-op store in Barry Road, Carnoustie, in the early hours of that morning.
Police said the arrests were part of an ongoing operation involving officers from the Organised Crime Unit based at the Scottish Crime Campus and Titan, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit in England.
The five men appeared in private at Forfar Sheriff Court where they made no plea or declaration.
Sheriff Gregor Murray continued the cases for further examination and remanded the men in custody ahead of a further hearing next week.
For more details see Friday’s paper.